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Disa patula var. transvaalensis Summerh.

Derivation of specific name

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patula: spreading, extended; possibly referring to the lateral sepals that extend forward and outwards
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Disa patula Sond.
var. transvaalensis Summerh. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117380
author
Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Fairly robust terrestrial herb, up to 60 cm. Leaves along the stem, longest near the base, sheathing higher up. Inflorescence fairly open, flowers borne horizontally; bracts slightly longer than the ovaries. Flowers pink to mauve with purple spots on the inside of the petals. Lip linear, up to 9 mm long, slightly widened near the apex.
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cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Disa patula Sond.
var. transvaalensis Summerh. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117380
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
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Flora of Zimbabwe

Worldwide distribution

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Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland
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cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Disa patula Sond.
var. transvaalensis Summerh. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117380
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe